The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings on Tsunami Sand Deposits, Damage, and Inundation in Sri Lanka
Survey Site Locations and Photos
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Trench at Katukurunda showing the tsunami sand deposit about 37 cm thick. Ground elevation is about 0.7 m.
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View at Katukurunda looking onshore at local scour of 70 cm that exposed the roots of the palm tree.
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View at Katukurunda looking parallel to the beach showing zone of local scour and sand deposition. The trench is located in the center of the photo about 60 m inland from the beach.
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